OnePlus 5 omits 4 and launches the 5th edition
OnePlus 5, the successor to last year’s OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T will launch this summer and feature top-notch specifications. The upcoming smartphone is said to be in the works by OnePlus’ CEO Pete Lau and rumors have been doing the rounds about the device featuring a dual camera setup at the back among other features. However, the company has not revealed anything else. Here is a list of things that you should know about the upcoming OnePlus 5. OnePlus is skipping OnePlus 4 and launching the 5th edition directly, apparently because in China number four is considered unlucky.
However, OnePlus has confirmed in a report that the reason behind naming the OnePlus 5 is former NBA player Robert Horry, who has been liked by a score of OnePlus staff. They also have the NBA player’s paintings hanging in their Shenzhen offices, so his number five jersey also inspired the smartphone’s name.
The new edition of OnePlus was listed on an online retail website with a few specifications, price and a June availability was leaked. According to the online listing, the smartphone will be priced at $449 (roughly Rs 28,800) in the United States. Earlier, rumors pointed towards a 23MP rear camera but recent ones suggest that the OnePlus 5 could have a dual rear camera with a pair of 12MP sensors.
Rumour mills were also abuzz that the OnePlus 5 is expected to feature Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 chipset. The OnePlus 5 is likely to sport a 5.5-inch quad-HD (1440×2560 pixels) display. It is also tipped to come with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, although there is also a possibility for a 256GB with 8GB of RAM configuration.
The next OnePlus flagship is also widely expected to see a bumped up storage of 256GB.